University of Wisconsin Colleges

  • The University of Wisconsin Colleges is a multi-campus institution that prepares students for success at the baccalaureate level of education, provides the first two years of a liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, and advances the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people of the state and the communities that provide and support its campuses.
School Highlights
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges serves 14,045 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 23%.
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges is one of 4 community colleges within Dane County, WI.
  • The nearest community college to University of Wisconsin Colleges is Madison Area Technical College (5.2 miles away).

Top Placements

University of Wisconsin Colleges places among the top 20% of community colleges in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 433 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
University of Wisconsin Colleges(WI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty433 staff167 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of University of Wisconsin Colleges has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The University of Wisconsin Colleges diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment14,045 students3,351 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:123:1
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# Full-Time Students7,300 students1,122 students
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# Part-Time Students6,745 students2,229 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of University of Wisconsin Colleges and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of University of Wisconsin Colleges.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of WI.
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in University of Wisconsin Colleges and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
% Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in University of Wisconsin Colleges and the percentage of Asian community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in University of Wisconsin Colleges and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in University of Wisconsin Colleges and the percentage of Black community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
91%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in University of Wisconsin Colleges and the percentage of White community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in University of Wisconsin Colleges and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University of Wisconsin Colleges.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.170.40
This chart display the diversity score of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the community college average diversity score of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
23%
32%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of University of Wisconsin Colleges and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of WI by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$33,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of University of Wisconsin Colleges and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WI by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,144 is more than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,128 is more than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,144$4,945
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,128$6,972
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in University of Wisconsin Colleges and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$10,184$11,250
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in University of Wisconsin Colleges and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WI by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in University of Wisconsin Colleges and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WI by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate100%100%
This chart display the percent admitted of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the community college average percent admitted of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
ACT Total Avg.6060
ACT Composite2121
This chart display the ACT Composite score of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the community college average ACT Composite score of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
ACT English1919
This chart display the ACT English score of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the community college average ACT English score of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
ACT Math2020
This chart display the ACT Math score of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the community college average ACT Math score of WI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
ACT Writing77
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) provides an alternative way to take courses and get your online degree through UW Colleges Online. The University of Wisconsin Colleges offers general education courses at its 13 two-year campuses across the state. Students who take UW Colleges courses can earn an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree, complete general education requirements for other degree programs, or take classes for other personal reasons. UW Colleges Online offers you this same opportunity to earn your degree or take individual general education classes entirely online. UW Colleges Online offers a fully accredited Associate of Arts & Science degree, provided entirely online through University of Wisconsin Colleges. We are dedicated to providing you the same high quality and easily transferable general education courses that you would earn through coursework at one of our thirteen UW Colleges campuses. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, UW Colleges Online adheres to the Guidelines for Distance Education espoused by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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